Friday, March 18, 2011
Preschool Week of 3/18
This was a pretty relaxed week as far as school was concerned. I'm hoping they all will be for the rest of the year!
Reading: We finished Book 13 from Progressive Phonics, and we read several early readers from the library. While he still struggles with individual words, Crumpet has discovered that reading books is not so hard after all, and he is starting to zip through them easily. The context and pictures help him pick out words he is unsure of. AND, he finally read a book to Daddy!! His confidence is definitely building, and Daddy was suitably impressed.
Writing: I found this great Pathquest workbook from Mead (the stationery people) at a random store a while ago. (How helpful is that if you are looking for a copy?? Sorry...) It is a workbook that works on a variety of writing skills, but it's written as a series of adventures. You must help a diver in the deep sea, an astronaut, and an explorer in the jungle. Crumpet had no idea this was work and LOVED it. He did the whole book on the first day. I meant for it to last weeks...
Math: We played a few addition games from Mathwire.
Holiday Fun/Review: We worked through much of the St. Patrick's Day unit from the blog Musings of Me here. This was a nice gentle review of many skills, and Crumpet enjoyed it. I'm embarrassed to say that is the only thing we did to celebrate Paddy's Day. I lived in Ireland - I'm supposed to make a big deal of this! I'm trying not to beat myself up about it too much, but I really have to get my act together soon...
Other: We are babysitting 2 big dogs for a couple of weeks and it has been so much fun (and so hairy!!) We took them to the dog beach Wednesday, which was great.
We also went to a new (to us) farmer's market, which we loved. We had a shave ice (snow cone) at Island Snow which is President Obama's favorite place to stop when he's here. We are so cool... It feels like a long time since we got out and just explored here. My mom will be here in less than a week though, so we'll get plenty of chances to play soon! I probably won't be posting during that time, but you never know. Have a great couple of weeks!
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